Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Soft Suede Vintage Vogue

Sorry for the very skewiff photo, this was the only position on my desk I could get any light today!

While I was making the last Vintage Vogue card the idea for this one just popped into my head. I was very doubtful about the colour combination, so made it anyway to see what it would look like!! The colours are Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry and Kraft. It's growing on me...........

All Items Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Vintage Vogue (Mini), Sincere Salutations, Very Vintage wheel, Sanded background
Card: Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Kraft
Ink: Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry

Monday, 12 July 2010

Vintage Vogue flowers

I called in to see my upline, Helen, for a cuppa, and she ended up showing me how to make this layered flower using the Vintage Vogue set. When I eventually got home I couldn't wait to have a go and this is the result.

The base card is Ruby Red, the die cut is Kraft and virtually all the images are from the Vintage Vogue stamp set. I also used the Tiny Tags stamp set with the matching punch. The inks are Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip and the ribbon is the Chocolate Chip satin from the Mini catalogue.

I love this stamp set, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it makes it into the new catalogue in October!!

All Items Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Vintage Vogue (Mini), Tiny Tags (Mini)
Card: Ruby Red, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
Tiny Tags punch
Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon (Mini)
Pearls from Pretties Kit

Saturday, 3 July 2010

You are my sunshine.........

I think that the Something Sweet stamp set in the Mini catalogue is sooo cute, just love this sunflower!!
The base card is So Saffron cardstock and the layers on the front of the card are Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery and Whisper White. The petals are stamped with So Saffron ink and the leaves in Certainly Celery. I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip onto Whisper White. The 'seeds' inside the cup are punched from Chocolate Chip cardstock with the 3/4" circle punch, to which I added a highlight with a white gel pen, and sealed inside with a scrap of Certainly Celery.
I sat looking at this card eating a nectarine and over-looking my garden, made me feel all summery!!!
All Items Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Something Sweet
Card: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Sweet Treat Cups
1 3/4" circle punch
3/4" circle punch
White gel pen

Thursday, 1 July 2010

If it ain't Baroque, don't fix it..........

Corny I know...................

You know how you get those annoying adverts that flash on and off on some websites? This is where I got the inspiration for this card, it was actually a pile of cushions, but, hey, I'll take inspiration from anywhere at the moment!!

My base card is Certainly Celery with a Whisper White insert. On a piece of Basic Black I have stamped the swirl from Baroque Motifs in Versamark and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. A knot of the gorgeous black and white striped grosgrain was added around the black card before I attached it to the card front. The flower and the circle it sits on is made using Whisper White, Certainly Celery and Basic Black cardstock circles, punched out using a variety of Stampin' Up! circle punches. The circles for the flower were scrunched up and attached together with a Crystal brad in the centre. The greeting is from Pocket Silhouettes stamp set punched out with the Word Window punch.

The photo looks a bit skewiff, but I was trying to get the light shining on the embossing. You should know by now that photography is not my strong point!!